RSPCA say dead horse found tied to post was 'fly-tipped like rubbish'

The RSPCA believe a dead horse found tied to a post in a car park was fly-tipped. A member of the public discovered the mare in Gopsall Wharf car park in Green Lane, Snarestone on Wednesday this week. Leicestershire Police taped off the area and confirmed that they had found a dead horse before passing the case over to the RSPCA.

Today the animal welfare charity released an appeal for information in which they stated: “The neglected horse’s body had been fly-tipped like rubbish.” RSPCA Inspector Alison North said: “The small chestnut horse looked to be in poor body condition with her ribs, hips and spine protruding, and she had overgrown hooves. “The pony was not micro-chipped and locals say they haven’t seen her in the area before.

It’s unclear what caused her death, but we suspect her body was driven to the location on a trailer or truck by those responsible who then tied rope from her legs to the lamppost, before driving away, dragging her body out of the vehicle onto the floor. “It’s incredibly sad to think someone not only let her get into a poor state of health, but then dumped her body for somebody else to deal with in such a public place, it’s hugely irresponsible. GRAPHIC IMAGE: Slide across to view

Alison added: “I’m keen to find out more about this poor pony – how her body came to be dumped here, and who owns her and allowed her to get into such a poor state of health.

Anyone with information can contact me in complete confidence on our inspector appeal line by calling 0300 123 8018.”

The charity said that it is not uncommon to be called out to gravely ill, abandoned horses, and dumped dead horses.

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